Monday 30 October 2023

2390.๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ณ St Kitts GPO Announces $100 Value To Commemorate 40 Years Of Independence.


New issues.

๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Sri Lanka Post -

27 October 2023 - 75th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations with France - 2 stamps and 1 miniature sheet. Lithographed. Rating:- ****.

๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ณ St Kitts General Post Office -

?19 September 2023 - 40th anniversary of Independence - 4 stamps. It was announced on 12 September 2023 that a set of 4 stamps was to be released to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Independence which fell on 19 September. The announcement advised that the GPO was “to unveil a series of commemorative designs to observe St Kitts and Nevis 40th Independence anniversary celebration”. The stamps were described but no illustrations were provided - 10c design to feature a collage of the Federation’s 5 national heroes, the 30c “to showcase an image of Independence Square, the $30 will highlight the Berkeley Memorial and the $100 (equivalent to about £30 sterling) is to feature the statue of Sir Robert Bradshaw, the country’s first National Hero.

Since this announcement was made there has been no confirmation in the news media that this set has actually been issued and no illustrations have been provided.

๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ช Postal Corporation of Kenya -

2023 - 60th anniversary of Independence (12 December 2023), State Visit of King Charles III and Queen Camilla to Kenya (31 October - 3 November 2023, the King’s first visit to a Commonwealth country since his succession to the throne). No stamp issues for these notable event and anniversary have yet been announced but while it is unlikely that the royal visit will be accompanied by a stamp issue, there is a reasonable chance of a stamp issue to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the granting of Independence to Kenya.

๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Singapore Post -

22 November 2023 - Horoscope signs, Part III - 4 stamps and 2 ‘Collectors sheets’ (identical but one perforated and the other imperforate). Designed by Lim An-king and lithographed with ‘rainbow silver foil’ on miniature sheets by Brebner Print. Perforated 14. Rating:- **.

15 November 2023 - ‘Bird Paradise’. Further details and illustrations awaited.

December 2023 - ‘The Purple Parade’ (“a unifying national platform to promote awareness and celebrate abilities of Persons with Disabilities”). Further details and illustrations awaited.

5 January 2024 - Chinese New Year, Year of the Dragon - 2 gummed stamps, I self-adhesive stamp from booklets of 10, I miniature sheet containing 2 tรชte bรชche pairs, 1 machine-vended stamp, 1 ‘Collectors sheet’ sold in a pack and 1 My Stamp sheetlet containing in a pack 6 stamps (3 x 2 different designs) with attached labels sold in a pack and a further pack made up of two sheetlets, the first lozenge shaped and containing 2 stamps and the second containing 14 stamps (7 x 2 different designs) with attached labels. Designed by Lim An-ling (stamps) and Andy Koh (Collectors sheet) and lithographed by Brebner Print (stamps) and Enschedรฉ (Collectors sheet with additional laser die-cutting and gold hot stamping). Perforated 14.5. Rating:- ****.

22 November 2023 - My Stamp sheetlet, ‘The stories of our post offices’ - 1 sheetlet containing 10 identical stamps with attached labels. 

9 October 2023 - Machine vended stamps, 160th anniversary of Singapore postal services. Locations - sold at GPO Singpost Centre (S796) and Suntec City Post Office (S059).

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